You’ve read all of your free items this month. To register, get added benefits and unlimited access to articles, Become a Member. Already a Member? Sign in. Advertising Age Article Abstract Tom Hanks Talks Pretty for Barack Obama, Riles Republicans Seventeen Minutes of Presidential Adoration Meant to Activate Base By Ken Wheaton, Published on March 19, 2012 4 Want more Access, Content & Connections? Upgrade to Membership. We are glad you are enjoying Advertising Age. To get uninterrupted access and additional benefits, become a member today. Become a Member Already a member? Log in.